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BENTON, IL (KTVI) – A grand jury handed down indictments against two Williamson County residents for alleged drug offenses, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen Wigginton said Monday.

Corinthus Bevely (aka ‘Rent’), 45, was charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine between March 2014 and December 2014. If convicted, Bevely faces between five and 40 years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, and a $2 million fine.

He’s being held without bond pending a trial, which is scheduled to begin March 9.

Krystle Statler, 24, was charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of pseudoephedrine knowing it would be used to make methamphetamine between 2012 and November 2014. If convicted, Statler faces up to 20 years in federal prison, three years of supervised release, and a $1 million fine.

She’s being held without bond pending a February 3 detention hearing.

The indictments came down on January 6.